Ryanair Announce Win Over 'Scraping'

Ryanair have announced that a Hamburg court has upheld an earlier decision to grant Ryanair an injunction preventing 'scraping' of the Ryanair website.

In a statement on the company's website, Budget airline Ryanair called the decision "a glorious victory" against German company Vtours, who had been using or 'scraping' information from the Airline's ticket website.

Ryanair said it only allowed "price comparison only" websites to access its timetable and pricing information at a cost of €100.

Ryanair's Stephen McNamara said: "Ryanair celebrates a glorious victory for German consumers as it confirms that the European courts support Ryanair’s fight to protect passengers against overcharging screenscraping ticket-touts."

Ryanair's policy bans third-party companies from using its flights and prices.

In the hearing, Ryanair claimed Vtours' were in violation of Ryanair copyright and terms of use and such companies were mis-selling to customers and overcharging passengers for handling fees.


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